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Americans United Tries to Pressure City Council Into Dropping Invocation

ralford Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:14 AM
If it is not done entirely in the name of Jesus, it could not be more worthless. If America doesn't wake up very soon it will be too late.

In 2010, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State pressured the Bulverde, Texas City Council to change their policies regarding prayers to open public meetings. Subsequently, the city council changed its policies to more clearly welcome invocations from all faiths.

In the three years since, only Christians have taken up the offer to pray, so AU is pressuring Bulverde again by alleging “the heavy reliance on a prayer tied to one religion [makes the City Council] vulnerable from a constitutional standpoint.”

According to AU senior policy analyst Rob Boston,

"We…believe that the country is...